James Gunn Calls Tom Holland "The Best" Spider-Man, Praises "Civil War"

Fri, March 11th, 2016 at 6:26am PST

Brett White, Assistant Editor

Yesterday, the world got to see the all-new Spider-Man in action for the very first time in the latest trailer for "Captain America: Civil War." The trailer ends with a shot of Spider-Man snatching Cap's shield out of his hands with a webline and landing on top of a vehicle.

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The footage marks the first time we've seen Marvel and Sony's new Spider-Man, the one that will play a prominent role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward, and it's the first time we've heard Tom Holland's voice coming from under that mask. Following the trailer's release, "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise writer and director James Gunn -- who has already seen "Civil War" -- took to Twitter to shout the "Captain America" sequel's praises.

He then turned his attention towards Tom Holland's performance as Spider-Man, offering high praise for the third actor to play the wall-crawler in a feature film.

"Captain America: Civil War" opens in theaters on May 4, and stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johanson, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Tom Holland and William Hurt.

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